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Abbey Lincoln
Birth: Aug. 6, 1930
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2010
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Entertainer. Born Anna Marie Wooldridge, the tenth of twelve children, she was raised in a rural part of Michigan. She began her career as a vocalist, initially performing in school and church choirs, before winning an amateur contest at age 19. She then ventured west to find career opportunities, first in Honolulu, before settling in Hollywood in 1954. Under the guidance of lyricist Bob Russell (who would manage her), she changed her name to Abbey Lincoln, and became a renown interpreter of jazz, making her record debut with "Abbey Lincoln's Affair...A Story of a Girl in Love" (1955), followed by "That's Him" (1957), and her first film appearance in the picture "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956). She would establish a successful collaboration with musicians Sonny Rollins and Max Roach (whom she later married in 1962, divorcing in 1970). In 1960, the acclaimed civil rights-themed recording "We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite" was released, as she became a passionate civil rights advocate. More substantial acting roles were found during the decade in the pictures "Nothing But a Man" (1964) and "For Love of Ivy" (1968), earning her a Golden Globe nomination for the later. During the 1970s she began composing songs in addition to continuing a busy career as a recording artist; she settled in New York City during the 1980s and remained active with new material until shortly before her death. (bio by: C.S.) 
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57053447
Abbey Lincoln
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Abbey Lincoln
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gone but not forgotten
- Martha Burton
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
In Memory
- Stasia K
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015
MA'AM!!! Thank you for your dark chocolate, grown folk jazz...
- Props2u
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
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